Turn to your dentist in Wake Forest for Invisalign clear braces
Treatments for sleep apnea can be found at the dentist’s office. Traditionally, if you were diagnosed with this medical condition a CPAP machine would have been suggested. However, CPAP compliance has been problematic as being hooked up to a machine while sleeping can be uncomfortable. Some patients never adjust to it. What good is a treatment when patients don’t use it?
Since sleep apnea is a serious condition, it’s important to stick with an effective treatment. That effective treatment can be found at Dr. Edmond Suh’s Wake Forest office.
The Invisalign method
As unlikely as it may seem from the outset, Invisalign braces are designed to do more than straighten your smile. These alternatives to conventional braces can correct the airway blockages responsible for those scary symptoms of sleep apnea, such as trouble breathing and disrupted sleep.
The Invisalign oral appliance gradually moves your teeth into proper alignment, and at the same time opens up more room to accommodate your tongue. These types of adjustments can have a positive effect for patients suffering from daytime sleepiness and other problematic symptoms.
The concept of treating sleep apnea with Invisalign is much the same as treating this condition with other types of dental appliances. Dr. Suh and his team at Supremia Dentistry offer a number of oral devices that may be customized to fit your mouth. These devices address the specific cause of your apnea, such as by bringing your jaw forward to open up the throat.
The custom design of Invisalign and other oral devices eliminates the discomfort associated with conventional treatments for sleep apnea such as CPAP. You may need to try different types of devices to see what works best for you. Dr. Suh and his team will schedule follow-up appointments with you to see how treatment is coming along.
Sleep apnea can have a profound effect on the quality of your life. Even relationships can suffer if you are snoring very loudly or constantly waking up throughout the night.
While it may seem an unlikely treatment, Invisalign braces can be the answer to a condition that entails many complications. Call your Wake Forest dental provider, Dr. Edmond Suh, at 919 556 6200 to schedule a consultation.